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Riding across Tierra del Fuego

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After a cup of hot chocolate at a restaurant near the ferry dock on the north side of TDF we ride south toward Cerro Sombrero where we plan to fuel up and then choose one of the several gravel roads…
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Riding back into Argentina

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From Chile Chico we ride just a few miles to the border with Argentina to cross back in and start our journey through the windswept southern Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego.  The Chileno offices are pretty simple to navigate with…
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Chileno Rodeo – Jineteada

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Growing up in South Dakota almost guarantees you exposure to animals, agriculture and a western way of life – at least indirectly if not directly.  I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that had ties to ranching…
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Historic Car Meet in Futrono/Chile

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We spent some enjoyable time around Lago Ranco , circumnavigating the entire lake and staying at different beaches. When we drove through the lovely town of Futrono, on a Sunday, the main street was suddenly blocked dead ahead by a…
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Chile’s Carretera Austral – Part 1

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After a few days on Chiloe we take a ferry from Castro to Chaiten over on the mainland.  The Carretera Austral starts somewhere south of Puerto Montt and drivers/riders must drive and take ferries to keep moving south.  We had…
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Chiloe

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The ferry from Puerto Montt and the mainland of Chile only takes about 45 minutes, just enough time to get a few photos before we get ready to ride the bikes off the slippery metal deck and onto Chiloe.  We…
Beware of guanacos, Tierra del Fuego

Land of fire

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Tierra del Fuego is both harsh and beautifully desolate.El Calafate, Argentina [by Paula] When European explorers reached ‘the end of the world’ at Tierra del Fuego in the 1500s, they called it the ‘land of fire’ because they could…
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Valdivia, Chile

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Still staying in the Lake District, we head west to the coast and plan to stop at Valdivia for a day or two.This part of Chile was settled by German immigrants, among other people, and that influence shows in…
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The Lake District of Chile

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It’s only about 45 miles from the border to Pucon, the town where we intend to stay tonight. Pucon rests on the shores of Villarrica Lake.  It’s adventures sports central for the area, from what I hear.You can hike…
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Riding back into Chile

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Our friend in Santiago, Roberto, gave us a great list of “must see” places in Chile and after spending a couple of weeks with friends in Argentina, we decide to ride back west to Chile to see more of those…
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Riding into Argentina

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Time to move on again, and this time we have a place to be and people are waiting for us.  Friends from the road, Markus and Karin, have asked us to pick up some parts for their bikes and bring…
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Charming Chiloé

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A penguin tries really hard to get everyone’s attention, Parque Ahuenco, ChiloéUshuaia, Argentina [by Paula] Last week we blogged ‘live’ from our arrival in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. But there’s still some catching up to do about the places…
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Living Fossils at Nahuelbuta National Park

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If you want to read a really positive blog about this national park, go to Heather and Scott’s blog . Our experience, while worthwhile, was accompanied by difficulties from start to finish.We love to spend time in national parks…
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Santiago, Chile

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We ride the hour and a half from Valparaiso to Santiago on a rainy Saturday morning and settle in for a week in this city of 8 million people.  We plan to meet up with some friends I met a…
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Return to Chile

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El Calafate, Argentina [by Paula] It was more than a year since we’d last been in Chile, and what a year it had been. The country is ridiculously long and skinny. But not only did the northern Atacama desert seem…
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Valparaiso, Chile

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We ride south along the coast of Chile and enjoy some camping along the way…the coast is beautiful.  the water turns darker blue along the way and the coast becomes rocky and waves crash and break against it with big…
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Araucaria Huggers

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We have spent a lot of time in the spectacular national parks of Chile. Our $20/person annual pass for the national parks was the best thing we EVER purchased in Chile. It’s paid for itself 5-fold and there are still…
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Street Art in Valparaiso (Part 2)

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Our final gallery of street art from Valparaíso in Chile. Some pieces are playful, some reminiscent of impressionist style, some of trompe-l’œil, and some are just plain fun motifs. The post Street Art in Valparaiso (Part 2) appeared first on…
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El Qui Valley of Chile

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After a couple of nights in La Serena, when we caught up on internet and laundry, we ride east along the Ruta de Estrellas (Route of the Stars) toward Vicuna.  This valley is peppered with observatories and we hope to…

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